Added the following painting to the 17th-Century Timeline (2nd half). You can purchase a copy of the painting here (although the site mistakenly labels the instrument a trumpet instead of a trombone).
Just added four more images to the Trombone History Timeline (16th century), all of them from processions in Renaissance Germany.
1582—Dresden: Artist Daniel Bretschneider records the events of a procession, including 2 trombonists among a group of female instrumentalists (see below image—click on picture for larger version; public domain).
1584—Dresden, Germany: A procession during wedding festivities for Balthasar Wurm and Anton von Sahlhausen (see also entry above), features a group of 8 wind players, including 3 trombones (see below image—click picture for larger version; public domain).
1586-1600—Germany: An image representing musicians in a wedding procession features an ensemble of 3 trombones and 2 cornetts (see below image; public domain) (graphic arts collection, German National Museum).
Added the below image (just the detail) and its caption to the 19th century timeline (first half). I will also be adding it to the HubPages article, Backward Advances: Rear-Facing Trombones Throughout History, which already has some 36 visual examples. Finally, it wall also be added to one other odd little collection, Hi Ho, Brass! Trombones on Horseback.
1826—Broek, Netherlands: March of the Cavalry, a “catchpenny” military print that features numerous musicians, includes a rear-facing trombone on horseback (see detail and full image below; public domain).
Just added the below two images to the 16th-century timeline. They are both from a procession in 1582 in Dresden, Germany (more details can be found in the timeline). The fact that the trombone players are either female or dressed as female is interesting, as is the instrumentation of the ensembles. Click on picture for larger image.
Added the below entry and picture to the Trombone History Timeline (18th century) and to an old blog post titled Perching on the Pipes: Trombone & Organ Images. What a beautiful instrument—and two trombones to top it off!
Today I added another image to the Trombone History Timeline (17th century, first half)—yet another angel-trombonist. I’ll also be adding it to the HubPages article, Angel-Trombonists Throughout History. Below is the drawing, along with the timeline caption. The artist is actually known primarily for his work as an early art historian. The image looks like it could be a preparatory drawing for a fresco, although I haven’t had any luck tracking down a related painting.
c. 1650—German artist Joachim von Sandrart draws a red chalk “angel concert” that includes a trombone (see below image; public domain) (source: Deutsche Fotothek).